About Axis Land Survey, Inc.

Hi, I’m Rex Ostrander, and I fell in love with land surveying at the age of 12, watching a new road being built from my front yard... and listening to the adventure stories told by relatives in the field...

... I started in 1964 as a front-chain man on a survey crew, where my future was formed.

I guess maybe the machetes and brush axes intrigued me... I didn't realize the amount of math that would be required to succeed in surveying.

Since then, I have been helping my community by taking on all of the various aspects property owners are faced with.

Although I thoroughly enjoy the many challenges of working with math, boundary law, searching boundary history, and resolving boundary problems... what I love most is helping clients to realize their visions for placement of a new home, planning and designing minor subdivisions and the many other puzzles that face us in our every day lives.

I thank you for considering Axis Land Survey for your next project.

History of Axis Land Survey, Inc.

  • 1964 Employed by John Weiler and Associates.
  • 1966 I enlisted in the Army taking basic and training at Fort Dix, NJ. 6 years a reservist.
  • 1968 Continuing my surveying career I started college at Alfred State University of New York majoring in Surveying and Construction Technology (AAS degree).
  • 1975 Land Surveying License in the State of Florida.
  • 1976 Land Surveying License in the State of West Virginia.
  • Opened the practice of Ostrander Land Surveying, Inc. in 1976
  • 1993 Land Surveying License in the State of Virginia.
  • Opened the practice of Axis Land Survey to the present.


  • Knights of Columbus
  • Virginia Association of Land Surveyors
  • Rappahannock Chapter of Land Surveyors
  • Virginia Floodplain Management Association
  • Habitat for Humanity – Louisa County Chapter

Local Resources

There are many different aspects to Surveying that require help from more than just a licensed Surveyor. Here's a list of Local/County contacts for your use!

Settlement & Title

Local Attorneys

Planning & Zoning

OSE Service Providers